Osteopetrosis masquerading as anemia: A case report

Nayak, Deepak M and Manohar, Chethan and Belurkar, Sushma V (2014) Osteopetrosis masquerading as anemia: A case report. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 4 (8). pp. 293-296. ISSN 2249-9571

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Osteopetrosis, also called as marble bone disease or the Albers Schonberg disease; is an extremely rare inherited disorder. The basic pathology is the defective resorption of bone by the osteoclasts. This results in an increased bone mass along with a decreased hematopoietic tissue, leading to normocytic normochromic anaemia. We recently encountered a case in a 4 month infant presenting with delayed milestones, pallor and mild hepatosplenomegaly. On hematological examination, the smear showed a leukoerythroblastic picture. The bone marrow biopsy and radiological features were instrumental in the diagnosis of this rare disease. This case highlights osteopetrosis as a rare cause of anemia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Osteopetrosis; leukoerythroblastic picture; anemia.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2014 09:35
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 09:35
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140429

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